Tag: hacking

Cloudflare Selling Flak Jackets To Cyber Warriors

Cloudflare Selling Flak Jackets To Cyber Warriors

| December 13, 2012 | Reply

Gerry Shih Reuters – Sidney Morning Herald   When the Israeli army and Hamas trade virtual blows in cyberspace, or when hacker groups like Anonymous rise from the digital ether, or when WikiLeaks dumps a trove of classified documents, some see a lawless internet. But Matthew Prince, chief executive at CloudFlare, a little-known internet start-up […]

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United States Officials Warned of ‘Cyber 9/11’ Cyber Attack

United States Officials Warned of ‘Cyber 9/11’ Cyber Attack

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Cynthia Hodges The Examiner   Former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), John “Mike” McConnell said that United States officials have already been warned about a huge potential cyber attack that could have a tremendous negative impact on the country. In an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday, McConnell said the warnings should […]

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Education is Most Powerful Weapon in Cyber Warfare

Education is Most Powerful Weapon in Cyber Warfare

| December 13, 2012 | 1 Reply

Sue Talley Huffington Post   If you’ve seen recent headlines about cyber attacks and cyber warfare, you’ve had to consider some troubling questions: How real is the threat? How serious are the consequences? How prepared are we? In a recent speech, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta described a dire scenario–a “cyber Pearl Harbor”. He […]

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Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

Facebook Hackers Busted in $850 Million Theft

| December 13, 2012 | 7 Replies

Fernando Alfonso III Daily Dot   Facebook has worked with the FBI to take down 10 Facebook hackers responsible for stealing $850 million over the last two years. The hackers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. were responsible for “more than 11 million compromised computer systems […]

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European Smart Power Grid Targeted By Cyber Attack

European Smart Power Grid Targeted By Cyber Attack

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Reply

Arthur Neslen EurActiv.com   A German power utility specialising in renewable energy was hit by a serious cyber attack two weeks ago that lasted five days, knocking its internet communications systems offline, in the first confirmed digital assault against a European grid operator. “It was a DOS (‘Denial Of Service’) attack with a botnet behind […]

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Team GhostShell Hacks Pentagon, NASA, Federal Reserve

Team GhostShell Hacks Pentagon, NASA, Federal Reserve

| December 12, 2012 | Reply

Ben Weitzenkorn Space.com   Members of the Anonymous-affiliated Team GhostShell hacking collective have published what they claim is stolen information for 1.6 million accounts linked to government agencies, including the Pentagon, NASA and the Federal Reserve. The hackers appear to have breached the database with a malicious SQL code injection, ZDNet reported, stealing passwords and […]

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Russian Hackers Demand Ransom For Medical Records

Russian Hackers Demand Ransom For Medical Records

| December 12, 2012 | Reply

Sara Hicks Yahoo News   Russian hackers are holding a Gold Coast medical centre to ransom after encrypting thousands of patient health records. The hackers are demanding a ransom of $4,000 to decrypt the sensitive information held on a server at the Miami Family Medical Centre. IT security expert Nigel Phair says this latest attack […]

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Google’s Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won’t Stop

Google’s Vice President Says Chinese Hackers Won’t Stop

| December 12, 2012 | 2 Replies

Yasmin Tadjdeh National Defense Magazine   Charleston, S.C. — The military, the government, the private sector and private citizens are underprepared for growing cyberthreats from Chinese hackers, said a top Google executive. “Security needs to be everybody’s concern, and it needs to be much more pervasive not only in the Defense Department or in the U.S. […]

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Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

Anonymous Spokesman Barrett Brown Indicted For Sharing Link on IRC

| December 12, 2012 | 1 Reply

DJ Pangburn Death and Taxes   Last week a federal grand jury indicted Barrett Brown, the former self-styled spokesman of Anonymous, on 12 charges relating to the Stratfor hack spearheaded by Jeremy Hammond. One of the charges pertains to Brown sharing a link related to the Stratfor hack. It seems that when Anonymous hacked the […]

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Sony Alerts Public About Hacked PlayStation 3 Units

Sony Alerts Public About Hacked PlayStation 3 Units

| November 19, 2012 | Reply

Tim G. Villasor GMA News   Hacked PlayStation 3 units have been prevalent and a big concern for Sony Computer Entertainment. Hackers who have tried to crack the machine have met many difficulties in getting through the block that allows users to sign in the PlayStation Network with a “jailbroken” console in the years following the system’s release. Recently,  LV0 keys […]

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